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Old 10-07-10, 01:27 PM   #1
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Pcad Prehistory

I've been doing this a long time. A very long time. Photo is c. 1991, note the down tube shifters and fuzzy legs. You're looking at Pcad before he was Pcad. Started my business a few months after this photo was taken. I think. Who the eff can remember back that far?

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Here's a photo of Pcad and Mrs. Pcad at an MS150 ride from the (very) early 1990's. Note the dark hair.



And here is Young PcadŽ in my car sales days @ the Mercedes store.

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So you rode in flip flops back then?
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they had bikes back then?
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So you rode in flip flops back then?
Those are Time shoes kid. I think they were the first carbon soled road shoes. They had velcro and everything. State of the 1990 art.
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they had bikes back then?
That was a Spectrum (made by Merlin) Ti road bike. It cracked in two places a few years later. I left the frame out with the trash.
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would you buy a car from this man?
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young pcad? you look late 40s. when i think young i think 20s...
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What's the over/under on the thread length on this one?
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young pcad? you look late 40s. when i think young i think 20s...
I was in my early 30's in those pics.
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It depends on how much you talk to yourself.
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5 pages max. you're losing your touch. i bet ijen cqn beat you if you go head to head in thread creation.
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It's a slow day here at Pcad World Headquarters. If you couldn't tell.
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Last picture is from '87-'88 or so? Red power tie with tiny paisleys. I had that tie too. And one in yellow.
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That was a Spectrum (made by Merlin) Ti road bike. It cracked in two places a few years later. I left the frame out with the trash.
Ti is supposed to be like for life or something. Only Carbon cracks and explodes!
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Last picture is from '87-'88 or so? Red power tie with tiny paisleys. I had that tie too. And one in yellow.
C. 1989-1990. When men were men and Mercedes didn't have electrical problems.
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I guess those 44K posts happened on the busy days. Imagine if he was always slow what his post count would be.
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What is the point of this thread?
What is the point of this question?
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I think gsteinb was younger than Razor back then. And considerably faster.
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I was in my early 30's in those pics.
Gray hair in the early 30s? That helps explain your current speeds.
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Gray hair in the early 30s? That helps explain your current speeds.
I had gray hair in my 20's Gomer.

Gray hair is better than no hair, I still have all of mine you friggin chaw breath fred.
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